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Somsak Thepsutin Minister of Justice 404 Chaeng Wattana Road Thung Song Hong, Lak Si Bangkok, Thailand   July 19, 2021 Re: Urgently address overcrowding, protect prisoners’ health during COVID-19 crisis   Dear Mr. Somsak, We, the undersigned national…
In this photo released by the Department of Corrections, COVID-19 prisoners sit inside a field hospital set up at the Medical Correctional Institution to treat COVID-19 inmates in Bangkok, Thailand on May 8, 2021.
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Seafood Working Group responds to Trafficking in Persons Report 2020

The U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report 2020 has maintained Thailand’s ranking at Tier 2, despite detailed and comprehensive evidence demonstrating the weaknesses of the Thai government’s efforts in the areas of prosecution,…
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Joint Letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

Your Excellency, We represent several different organizations of various backgrounds that support refugees and asylum seekers in Thailand and beyond, within the framework of international human rights and refugee law including state obligations under…
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Re: Take immediate steps to release prisoners and ensure the health and safety of all those in detention facilities

Dear Mr. Naras,
 
 We, the 11 undersigned national and international human rights organizations, express our gravest concern over the potentially disastrous impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the prison population and prison…
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Re: Thailand’s fisheries regulations should be preserved rather than degraded

Your Excellency Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-O-cha,
 
 We, the undersigned organisations, working to secure a legal, ethical and sustainable fishing industry for Thailand, are writing to express our deep concern regarding the escalating…
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Re: Protecting Human Rights in Australia’s Foreign Policy

Dear Minister Payne,
 
 Congratulations on your reappointment as foreign minister. Human Rights Watch looks forward to working with you to make protection of human rights a strong pillar of Australia’s foreign policy.
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RE: New Lawsuits Brought by Thammakaset Company Limited Against Human Rights Defenders

Dear Prime Minister Prayut,
 
 The 89 undersigned organizations write to express our deep concern regarding recent spurious complaints brought by Thammakaset Company Limited against several human rights defenders in Thailand.
 
 We…
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Drop Defamation Complaints Against Rights Defenders

(Bangkok, December 3, 2018)—We, the 16 undersigned organizations, call on the Thai authorities and Thammakaset Company Limited to ensure that the criminal and civil defamation complaints brought by the company against human rights defenders Nan Win and…
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Re: The National Ocean Council Committee on IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud's Proposed Seafood

August 22, 2016
 
 President Barack Obama
 The White House
 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
 Washington, D.C. 20500
 
 Re: The National Ocean Council Committee on IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud’s Proposed Seafood Import…